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Materialism: So you think you’re not hooked?

‘Understanding ourselves, we come to understand all things, but if we seek to understand all things without knowing the nature of our own awareness, great will be our calamity.’ David Frawley What does addiction have to do with a simple and sacred existence? How can owning it in ourselves lead us to our authenticity? You […]

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Finding A Place for Humour

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. Leo Rosten The recent tragic incidents in France around the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine prompted me to do some self-inquiry on my personal use of humour. How aware am I of when and how I use it? What about the effects that has on others? Where am I […]

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Simple, Authentic Living and the Trouble with Setting Goals.

It may be that when we no longer know what to do We have come to our real work… And when we no longer know which way to go We have come to our real journey. Wendell Berry You might be thinking, especially at this time of year, that it would be good idea to […]

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Evening Rise

To honour the end of the year, I’d like to share with you the most beautiful arrangement and rendition of the song: ‘Evening Rise’ that I’ve found. Here are the lyrics: Evening rise, Spirit come Sun goes down, the day is done Mother Earth awakens me with the heartbeat of the sea We might view […]

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The Gentle Art of Goodwill

The festive season is looming. Everything that simple phrase engenders in a materialistically driven culture might leave us feeling cynical and resentful. It can seem troublesome to attempt to focus on what is sacred and joyful about this time of year. ‘Peace and goodwill’ is a phrase that I’ve noticed commonly associated with the Winter […]

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Spirals of Progress

There are so many ways in which living simply and sustainably can feel like swimming upstream. Living in Harmony – with nature, with each other – can involve changing many habits related to how we eat, sleep, dress, work, relate and care for ourselves. Each way in which we turn against the tide calls for […]

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Feeling Squeezed? How to Work With Urgency.

One striking characteristic of a lifestyle that’s becoming unsustainable is the sensation of personal pressure – feeling squeezed. As such, this feeling is a gift,  a sign that we simply cannot carry on as we have been. In this situation, it’s important to distinguish carefully between what’s turning up as urgent in our lives and […]

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Lammas – First Fruitions

Today is the Celtic festival of Lammas, which is traditionally a celebration of the wheat harvest and the beginning of the harvesting season. At a personal level, it’s a time of celebration of the signs of fruition from all of the hard work we’ve been putting into growing and co-creating so far this year. In […]

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